What really happens during an actual, justifiable use of force encounter? One of our loyal listeners was forced by circumstance to draw his gun and use it to protect his life. He will join us and tell us what happened to him. Real life is not the movies.

During our Brownells Bullet Points, Guns and Gear segment, Professor Paul answers a few inquiries about choosing a red dot optic. How large or small should the dot be? Is a 3X magnifier worth the money?

Also, during our SOTG Homeroom from Crossbreed Holsters, we consider the recent terrorist attack on Christian churches in Sri Lanka. Fortunately, the Sri Lankan government has the solution for dealing with Muslim missionaries. Be sure to listen louder to find out.

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From www.bbc.com:

Sri Lankan authorities have called on the public to surrender swords and large knives amid heightened security concerns following the deadly Easter Sunday attacks.

Police said knives used for legal everyday activities should not be included in the handover this weekend.

Hundreds of weapons have been seized in searches since the 21 April attacks.

More than 250 people were killed in the co-ordinated suicide bombings, which targeted churches and luxury hotels.

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